Friday, 22 Mar 2019
Category: Business

Burger King Turns To Coffee Subscriptions Amid Breakfast Wars

Amid the breakfast wars, Burger King is turning to coffee subscriptions. The offering could help bring diners into its restaurants at the beginning of the day to discover its other breakfast menu items, CNBC reported. Restaurant Brands International CEO Jose Cil told CNBC, “We thought the coffee subscription would be a good way to bring […]

Rent The Runway Valued At $1B After Funding Round

In a round that brought in a $1 billion valuation for the company, clothing subscription service Rent the Runway notched $125 million in funding. Bain Capital Ventures and Franklin Templeton Investments led the investment, according to reports. Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman said in an announcement, according to reports, “Shared, dynamic ownership is a […]

Retail Pulse: Framebridge Opens DC Store; Starbucks Hits 30,000-Location Milestone

Online brands are stepping into the world of brick-and-mortar, opening their own physical locations to help consumers experience their concepts in real life with the help of digital technology. Custom eCommerce framing startup Framebridge is opening its own in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland, that will work to mirror the company’s online experience. Framebridge shoppers can […]

Snowe, Simplicity And Literally Making Bedding Out Of Air

There is no shortage of direct-to-consumer (DTC) eCommerce firms offering luxurious, hotel-quality sheets to consumers, and doing so at a price that reflects a more middle-class price point that normally accompanies luxury items. Boll & Branch, Brooklinen and Parachute all offer something in that vein. A new player has emerged into the pillow fight for bedding […]

The On-Demand Alternative To Self-Storage

Moving belongings into storage is no easy task, requiring labor, time and space that people often don’t have. Callbox Storage co-founder and CEO Kyle Bainter experienced this challenge firsthand when he was remodeling a master bedroom. He called around to find a unit to store his items and rented a truck, but wondered why it was […]

The Complicated Role Of Speed In Payments And Commerce

Faster payments is starting to make a splash in healthcare — thought as one source cautions, innovation in B2B payments is about more than “getting faster.” Speed also plays a role in authentication — especially in the wake of a new regulatory crackdown against a growing part of retail — and kiosks are helping to meet consumers’ need for instant gratification. Data:  […]

Deep Dive: The Road To Seamless Multichannel Authentication

Most consumers view seamless, smooth digital experiences across multiple channels as a top priority. They want to use their fingerprints to access their bank accounts and check their balances on their phones. They also want to buy groceries through digital assistants like Alexa, and pay with saved cards while also receiving recommendations for better prices […]

Catering To Instant Gratification With Automated Retail

  eCommerce platforms are creating compelling shopping experiences, enabling consumers to seamlessly browse products across multiple channels that offer free, two-day delivery options. But while these methods may satisfy consumers who shop from their homes, they don’t always work as well for those making on-the-go purchases. Next-day delivery offerings aren’t of much help to someone […]

Apple Buys Payments API Developer Stamplay

Apple has reportedly acquired API integration developer Stamplay for 5 million euros ($5.678 million). The Rome-based startup won a contest to make the best use of new Visa APIs, according to Venture Beat. While it’s unknown exactly why Apple is interested in Stamplay, the fact that the company has experience in the financial payments industry could […]

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